Hugmyndasaga og tungumál. Co-authored with Ásdís R. Magnúsdóttir, Þórhallur Eyþórsson and Matthew Whelpton. Reykjavík: Háskólaprent, 2018.
Language and History of Ideas (English version of Hugmyndasaga og tungumál). Co-authored with Ásdís R. Magnúsdóttir, Þórhallur Eyþórsson and Matthew Whelpton. Reykjavík: Háskólaprent, 2018.
Confucian Propriety and Ritual Learning: A Philosophical Interpretation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2015.
(Awarded The Society of Professors of Education Book Award in 2018.)

Journal articles:

“Transformative Critique: What Confucianism Can Contribute to Contemporary Education”. Studies in Philosophy and Education 36(2) (2017): 131-146.
“创造意义_存在虚无主义的道家回应” [Creating Meaning: a Daoist Response to Existential Nihilism], transl. Liang Yanhua. Shangqiu shifan daxue xuebao 商丘师范大学学报/ Journal of Shangqiu Normal University (P.R. China), vol. 32, no. 8 (August 2016): 33-40.
“Creating Meaning: a Daoist Response to Existential Nihilism”. International Communication of Chinese Culture 3; 3 (September 2016): 377-390.
“Ritual Knowledge: a Confucian Exploration”. Zongjiao zhexue 宗教哲學/ Journal of Religious Philosophy (Taiwan) 72 (2015.6): 135-152.
“Ethics and Ego: East-West Perceptions of Morality” Nordicum-Mediterraneum. Icelandic E-Journal of Nordic and Mediterranean Studies 9:2 (2014): http://nome.unak.is.
“Confucianism vs. Modernity: Expired, Incompatible or Remedial?” Asian Studies 2:1 (2014): 21-38.
“Creative Self-Forgetting: On Daoism and Nihilism” (Icelandic). Hugur, Journal of the Icelandic Philosophical Society 25 (2013): 39-55.
“Li 禮, Ritual and Pedagogy: A Cross-Cultural Exploration“. Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics.  51:2 (2012): 227-242.
“Equivalent Worlds: On Daoist Views of Nature” (Icelandic). Ritið. Journal of the Institute of Humanities 3 (2010): 117-129.
“In Praise of Illusions: Giacomo Leopardi‘s Ultraphilosophy”. Nordicum-Mediterraneum. Icelandic E-Journal of Nordic and Mediterranean Studies 5:1 (2010): http://nome.unak.is.
“Making Social and Historical Sense: A Confucian-Phenomenological Dialogue”. Acta Orientalia Vilnensia 8:2 (2007): 81-93.
“Broadening the Way: On Commensurability Between Derrida’s philosophy and Chinese Philosophical Narratives” (Icelandic). Co-authored with Ralph Weber. Hugur, Journal of the Icelandic Philosophical Society 17 (2005): 167-183.
“Wandering Beyond the Bounds: Nomadism, Health and Self-Undermining.” Co-authored with Steve Coutinho. Journal of Nietzsche-Studies 28 (2004): 70-88.
“Optimism (le) and Activism (wei): Establishing the Confucian Way through Renxing.” Acta Orientalia Vilnensia 5 (2004): 104-115.
“他们是否能解决彼此的问题?罗尔斯与古代中国‘正义’理想的交感” (“Can They Resolve Each Others’ Problems? John Rawls’s and Ancient Chinese Ideals of ‘Justice’ in Interaction”), translated into Chinese by He Jinli. Journal of the Department of Chinese Studies (Zhongwen zixue zhidao 中文自学指导), East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China, 06 (2004): 45-51.
“Among the Ten Thousand Things. Tang Junyi and the Special Characteristics of Chinese Cosmology” (Icelandic). Hugur, Journal of the Icelandic Philosophical Society 15 (2003): 52-65.
“‘Pure Christianity!’. The ‘Pre-judgements’ of the Understanding and the Misunderstanding of Chinese Philosophy” (Icelandic). Skírnir, Journal of the Icelandic Literary Society 181 (spring 2003): 69-88.
“The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Simulation: Walter Benjamin Revisited”. Literature and Aesthetics, The Journal of the Sydney Society of Aesthetics 11 (2001): 51-73.
“Pain, Boredom and Art: The Philosophy of Giacomo Leopardi” (Icelandic). Hugur, Journal of the Icelandic Philosophical Society 10-11 (1998-1999): 23-50.
“Work-Worship, Asceticism and the Vicious Circle of Consumption: An Icelandic Variation on a Theme by Max Weber” (Icelandic). Skírnir, Journal of the Icelandic Literary Society 172 (autumn 1998): 339-357.

Chapters in books:

“Confucian Philosophy as a Universal Account of Civilized Living: A Contemporary Interpretation.” Differences in Identity in Global Philosophy and Religion, eds. Russell Manning and Sarah Flavel (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2019).
“Who’s Afraid of Village Worthies?” One Corner of the Square: Forward-Looking Reflections by the Students of Roger Ames, eds. Ian Sullivan and Joshua Mason (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, forthcoming 2019).
“Is Confucianism an Aristotelian Kind of Virtue Ethics?” (Icelandic) Hugsað með Aristótelesi, eds. Svavar Hrafn Svavarsson and Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson (Reykjavík: University of Iceland Press, forthcoming 2018).
“ʻConfucianisms’ and the Confucian Comeback in China”. Current Issues in Contemporary Chinese and Oriental Studies, ed. Alex Alexiev (Sofia: Sofia University Press, forthcoming 2018).
“Selfhood and Morality: East Asian and Western Dimensions”. Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Cultivating Planetary Conversations, ed. Ananta Kumar Giri (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018): 109-126.
“Nature, Culture and Humanity in Western and Chinese Thought” (Icelandic). Náttúran í ljósaskiptunum: mannvera og náttúra í austrænni og vestrænni hugsun, ed. Björn Þorsteinsson (Reykjavik: University of Iceland Institute of Philosophy and University of Iceland Press, 2016): 33-51.
“Anonymous Sages: Wisdom and Fame in Greco-Sino Philosophy”. Wisdom and Philosophy. Contemporary and Comparative Approaches, eds. Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew K. Whitehead (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016): 93-110.
“Anthropocosmic Processes in the Anthropocene: Revisiting Quantum Mechanics vs. Chinese Cosmology Comparison”. The Bright Dark Ages: Comparative and Connective Perspectives, eds. Arun Bala and Prasenjit Duara (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016): 76-92.
“Frugalists, anti-consumers and prosumers: Chinese philosophical perspectives on consumerism”. The Changing Landscape of China’s Consumerism, ed. Alison Hulme (Oxford: Chandos, 2014): 125-149.
“New Demands, Obsolete Values? Global Challenges to National Education”. Ideas, Society and Politics in Northeast Asia and Northern Europe. Worlds Apart, Learning From Each Other, eds. Ras Tind Nielsen and Geir Helgesen (Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2012): 21-36.
“‘Yankee-Confucius’ – Dewey in China” (Icelandic). John Dewey í hugsun og verki: Menntun, reynsla og lýðræði, eds. Jóhanna Einarsdóttir and Ólafur Páll Jónsson (Reykjavík: RannUng, Heimspekistofun, Háskólaútgáfan, 2010): 145-153.
“Towards a Creative China: Education in China“. The Irish Asia Strategy and Its China Relations. 爱尔兰的亚洲战备与中爱关系 1999-2009, eds. Fan Hong and Jörn-Carsten Gottwald (Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, 2010): 61-79.
“Where to Place One’s Hands and Feet: Toward a Confucian Sociology of Tradition”. Chinese Culture and Globalization: History and Challenges for the 21st Century. Proceedings of the Eight Conference of the Nordic Association of Chinese Studies, eds. Torbjörn Lodén, Helena Löthman and Lena Rydholm (Stockholm and Uppsala: Stockholm University and Uppsala University, 2009): 41-62.
“Defeatists, Cynics and Pragmatists. The Birth of Philosophy from the Spirit of War”. Philosophieren über den Krieg. War in Eastern and Western Philosophies, eds. Hans-Georg Möller and Günter Wohlfart (Berlin: Parerga, 2008): 61-80.
“Multi-Culture and the Multiple Application of Philosophy for Children” (Icelandic). University of Akureyri: A Volume in Commemoration of its 20th Anniversary 2007 (Akureyri: University of Akureyri, 2008): 75-91.
“‘Initiating While not Proceeding to the End’: A Confucian Response to Indoctrination.” Educations and Their Purposes: A Conversation Among Cultures, eds. Roger T. Ames and Peter Herschock (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2007): 257-270.
“In the World of Creatures – On Non-Human Figures in the Zhuangzi”. 第12 世界国际中国哲学大会论文集 4, Chinese Philosophy and the Trends of the 21st Century Civilization, ed. Fang Keli (Beijing: Commercial Press, 2003): 243-258.


“Review of Danningens filosofihistorie, by Ingerid S. Straume (ed.).” Nordicum-Mediterraneum. Icelandic E-Journal of Nordic and Mediterranean Studies 9:1 (2014): http://nome.unak.is.
“Review of The Moral Fool: A Case for Amorality, by Hans-Georg Möller.” Philosophy East and West 62:2 (2012): 305-308.
“Review of The Religious Philosophy of Liang Shuming: The Hidden Buddhist, by Thierry Meynard.” Journal of Chinese Religions 39 (2011): 131-134.
“Review of Die Kunst des Lebens und andere Künste. Skurrile Skizzen zu einem euro-daoistischen Ethos ohne Moral, by Günter Wohlfart.” Philosophy East and West 61:2 (April 2011): 391-395.
“Review of Confucianism and Social Issues in China – The Academician Kang Xiaoguang. Investigations into NGOs in China, Falun Gong, Chinese Reportage and the Confucian Tradition, by Monika Gaenssbauer.” China Review International 17:3 (2010): 332-335.
“Review of Rediscovering Confucianism. A Major Philosophy of Life in East Asia, by Torbjörn Lodén.” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 35:3 (September 2008): 535-539.
“Review of Social Change in Contemporary China: C.K. Yang and the Concept of Institutional Diffusion, edited by Wenfang Tang og Burkart Holzner.” China Information 22:1 (2008): 185-186.
“Review of Consuming China: Approaches to Cultural Change in Contemporary China, edited by Kevin Latham, Stuart Thompson og Jakob Klein.” China Information 21:2 (2007): 355-356.
“Review of Mao: The Unknown Story, by Jung Chang og Jon Halliday.” Saga, Journal of the Icelandic History Society 45:1 (2007): 181-194.
“Review of Elias Canetti’s Counter-Image of Society. Crowds, Power, Transformation, by Johann P. Arnason and David Roberts.” Hugur, Journal of the Icelandic Philosophical Society 16 (2004): 267-70.
“Review of Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, edited by Antonio S. Cua.” China Review International 11:1 (2004): 48-54.

Dictionary entries:

Dictionary of Philosophy. Fields of contribution: Continental European philosophy and Asian philosophy (mainly Chinese, Buddhist, Hindu). Editor: Dr. Erlendur Jónsson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Iceland; forthcoming in 2019.

Edited works:

Hugur – tímarit um heimspeki 20 (2008) (Hugur – Journal of the Icelandic Philosophical Society), Theme: “Chinese Philosophy”.
Hugur – tímarit um heimspeki 19 (2007) (Hugur – Journal of the Icelandic Philosophical Society), Theme: “Philosophy of Education”.
Broddflugur - Siðfræðilegar ádeilur og samfélagsgagnrýni (Gadflies - Ethical Disputations and Social Criticism). Including “Introduction” (pp. 9-25). Collected papers of Vilhjálmur Árnason (Professor of Philosophy, University of Iceland). Reykjavík: University of Iceland Press, 1997.